Grain-free granola packed with crisp berries, hemp hearts and coconut. Sweetened with a combination of maple syrup and Energy28 – to deliver supplemental natural energy from whole-food and natural sources. This granola contains 200 calories per bowl and over 7 grams of protein!
I switched to savory breakfasts a couple of months ago and am shocked at just how steady my energy is throughout the day.
I don’t get hungry every 2 hours, I don’t crave sweets, and I eat only what I need instead of overeating my way through the day.
I’ve been using these Natural Vitality Energy28 packets to assist in maintaining my energy right through the afternoon, past my daily 90-minute hot yoga session and beyond.
Last week, I thought it would be fun to combine my afternoon snack (a handful of nuts and seeds soaked in almond milk) with Natural Vitality’s Energy28…
Next thing I knew, I was bustin’ out a grain-free granola recipe that’s perfect for all the ladies out there that lead an active lifestyle and need to boost their afternoon energy.
If you don’t have Energy28 at home, feel free to replace it with maple syrup or another liquid sweetener of your choice.
Recipe ingredient list (just in case you’re not sure what’s what)
To reduce the amount of sugar in the granola (every little effort to reduce your overall sugar intake will help in maintaining balanced sugar levels), I dehydrated the berries.
There are oven and dehydrator instructions in the recipe for you ;)
And… dehydrated berries are ah-mazing! You could use dried fruit… but dehydrated = so much better!
Also, because we’re an active bunch and I know, like me, you may often experience muscle aches and pains after a good, solid workout…
I’ve been experimenting with a flavored muscle aide mineral water recipe for us!
This water is packed with the minerals your body needs to relax each and every single muscle. I like drinking it before a yin yoga class (where we hold stretches for long periods of time) to encourage my muscles to let go and stretch out nicely.
Does the trick every time!
- 16 oz. (2 cups) filtered water
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- 10 blueberries
- 1 packet Natural CALM
- Add the water to a glass jar or jug. Add pomegranate seeds and blueberries. Cover and refrigerate overnight (for the flavors to develop)
- When ready to enjoy, drop in a packet of Natural CALM and stir to mix. Enjoy!
I’ve always been a yogi but also enjoy running marathons – there are marathons and half-marathons all over the place with some really fun ones (like the springtime Dallas Rock N Roll Marathon)… but for now with all of this snow, it’s all about the hot yoga (which has really helped my energy levels, too)
Do you struggle with maintaining energy throughout the day?
Do you find that this energy struggle impacts how you live out your daily life?
What physical activities do you treat your body to daily?